In 2013, this former soldier killed a 90-year-old retiree by smashing his skull with a metal tool. He also claimed to have removed, cooked and eaten the heart and tongue of his victim.
Jérémy Rimbaud, known as the “ cannibal of the Pyrenees“, who had murdered then eaten the heart and the tongue of a nonagenarian in November 2013 in Nouilhan (Hautes-Pyrénées), escaped Wednesday January 19 from the psychiatric hospital of Toulouse in which he was interned, before be arrested a few hours later, according to information from The Midi Dispatch .
This former soldier, suffering from schizophrenia and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following his participation in the fighting in Afghanistan, would have escaped in the middle of the afternoon in circumstances which remained unclear at this stage before being apprehended by men from the Anti-Crime Squad (BAC) around 10 p.m.
As short as his run was, Jérémy Rimbaud had time to attack a 73-year-old lady who was walking her dog. According to the regional daily, this “dangerous“, allegedly hit her on the head with a truncheon more than a meter long.
Alerted by the cries of the victim, a young resident came down to help him, accompanied by another neighbor. The “cannibal of the Pyreneeswould then have taken fright and would have taken refuge in the stairs of a nearby house. Surrounded by several neighbours, including one of them who would have pointed him with a rifle, the attacker would have made incoherent remarks, evoking “hellto justify his act.
Warned, the men of the BAC finally proceeded to the arrest of the man who offered no resistance. The victim meanwhile, was taken care of by the firefighters and the Samu. Conscious but seriously injured, she managed to recount her attack before being rushed to hospital. Seen by a doctor at the police station, Jérémy Rimbaud was finally taken back to the psychiatric hospital, his condition not being compatible with being placed in police custody.
In 2013, this former soldier killed a 90-year-old retiree by smashing his skull with a metal tool, before attempting to burn him. He had also claimed to have taken, cooked and eaten the heart and the tongue of the nonagenarian, at the recognized home that he had entered in the middle of the night. He mentioned “external forces», saying « having received orders by voices“. Psychiatric expert reports had unanimously considered that Jérémy Rimbaud”was suffering from a psychiatric disorder which completely abolished his discernment“. Declared irresponsible for his actions at the time of the events, he had not been tried and interned automatically.
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